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good morning, america. this mornini, breaking news. a plane from new york crashes insouth america. a caribbean airlines jet with 140 passengers on board skips off the runway in guyana and splits in two. miraculously no one was killed. we'll have the latest. on the brink. we are just three days away from what many are calling a doomsdsd default, and overnight both sides were digging in. >> they're refusing to negotiate with us and that isn't enough to get it done. >> put something on the table. tell us where you are. >> the pressure is on this weekend for some kind of deal. but will either side budge? the royal and the rugby player. the queen of england's oldest granddaughter is set to marry today in a lavish ceremony. her groom, a professional rugby player.
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all the royals are coming including everyone's favorite newlyweds. ♪ thank you and whale-size gratitude. what happens when you free a humpback whale that's tangled in a net? we're going to show you perhaps the biggest, splashiest, most elaborate thank you on earth. there is a lot of news to cover. there you see it, the countdown clock to when we hit the dead deadline when the government's credit card will essential ly mx out. virtually no one had believed it would come down to this, but it has. we'll get into that in just a moment. >> a caribbean airlines flight from new york crashed while landing in the country of guyana early this morning. the jet skidded off the runway
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and split in half. look at these pictures. there were several injuries but amazingly, nobody died in this accident. abc's lisa stark covers aviation for us, and she's on the phone right now. lisa, good morning. what can you tell us. >> reporter: good morning, dan. as you said it seems miraculous no one was killed in the accident. we've got an updated passenger count, 157 passengers on board apparently. six crew. it was coming in for a landing. it was rainy at the airport in guyana. 1:30 in the morning. some reports that the pilot may have landed too far down the runway. in any case, the crew could not stop in time. they ran off the end, through the perimeter fence onto a dirt road surrounding the airport. passengers say there were screams on board. one said it was terror. the plane did break in two. luckily, as you see, there appears to be no fire so passengers did scramble out of the jet. one woman from philadelphia said that initially no one came to rescue them. but a taxi driver apparently
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showed up and charged her $20 to get to the airport terminal. it could have been much worse. local officic say the boeing 737 barely missed a 200-foot ravine. local officials have asked the national transportation safety board to assist in the investigation. dan? >> thank you, lisa. it's incredible, that story of being charged $20 to make it to the terminal. >> luckily no one died. the debt debate on capitol hill. if they can't reach a deal by the time the deadline arrives tuesday it is a potential death knell for an economy that we just found out with yesterday's gdp number is much weaker than previously thought. >> as you said, it is coming at a very difficult time. many economists are calling this the doomsday scenario. the president is calling for compromise in his weekly address.
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>> the time for putting party first is over. the time for compromise on behalf of the american people is now. >> but as we can see, compromise is proving very hard to cocome . we have a team of reporters and analysts covering all angles of this story this morning. we'll begin with abc's jim sciutto who is on capitol hill. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. no sign of compromise here. the house and senate get back into session just after noon today, and it's going to start with another bitter no vote. house republicans vowing to reject the senate democrats' plan even before the senate has a chance to vote on it itself. that is the state of play here after another contentious day on fridayay speaker boehner had barely an hour to savor his hard-fought victory passing the $900 billion republican debt reduction plan. >> in a motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. >> r rorter: though without a single democratic vote. >> i stuck my neck out a mile. a lot of people can never say yes. this house has acted, and it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle, put something on the table. tell us where you are.
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>> reporter: it came only after boehner added a requirement for a constitutional balanced budget amendment to placate rebellious conservatives, and that left the plan dead on arrival in the democratically controlled senate which rejected it without a single gop vote. >> they're refusing to negotiate with us, and all they do is talk, and that's not enough to get it done. it's time for us to be adults. that's what the american people want. >> reporter: they are getting only more partisan rancor. reid plans a vote on his plan, which includes no balanced budget amendment, early sunday, but the house will get a jump on him voting on it even before it reaches the senate floor and almost certainly knocking it down. the question now is when the two sides will negotiate a compromise that can actually pass, and we're told those negotiations have quietly begun. the world is watching the debate going on here, and it's not happy, concernededbout the effect of a default or even thth threat of a default on their economy's interest rates, the world economy.
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one british official calling all of this "the greatest threat to the world financial system," but voices like that having very little effect here right now. a very uncertain 72 hours coming up, not just for the u.s., but for the world, dan. >> people all over the world worried. jim sciutto, thank you for your reporting this morning. let's bring in abc news senior political correspondent jon karl who's been all over this story from the jump. jon, we've got the boehner plan and the reid plan. everybody in washington knows neither of these things can pass, so what, if anything, is being done right now to craft some sort of compromise? >> reporter: well, there are, as you heard jim mention, quiet negotiations going on between harry reid and mitch mcconnell. trying to find middle ground. mitch mcconnell has been on the phone several times, a many told, with vice president biden over the last several days. they are trying to find one last-ditch effort to get what everybody knows needs to happen, dan, and that is something that has bipartisan support. i got to tell you, though, the atmosphere is so poisoned here, the question is, once they get that agreement, can they pass it?
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>> well, let me pick up on that because there's been so much tough talk, even some trash talk, i wonder if there is another wiggle room rhetorically for r e hard-liners on either side to back down. >> reporter: well, i think there -- maybe not the hard-liners, but i think there actually is wiggle room because if you actually look at those two bills, dan, you have there, there is incredible common ground. they both cut about $900 billion to $1 trillion in spending, they both avoid default, and they both set up this super committee to look at deeper cuts by the end of the year. the big question is whether or not the president has to come back and get another debt ceiling increase. you can imagine common ground in there, some other kind of trigger to force those spending cututs next yeae. >> jon, you've covered capitol hill for quite a while now. i want to ask you to lay odds. what are the odds that we'll see some sort of compromise before the debt clock runs out? >> reporter: all right. speaker boehner stuck his neck out, i will do it, as well. i would say 70% chance that we get a deal by the august 2nd deadline right up against the
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wire, and i would say nearly 100% that we get a deal by the end of next week. we may miss that august 2nd deadline but not by much. >> jon carl, thanks for sticking your neck out. thank you for laying odds that seem reasonably optimistic. we appreciate both of those things and your reporting this morning. bianna, over to you. all right, dan, thank you. well, we want to now take a look at what happens if this clock hits zero, and there's still no deal. will the doomsday scenario everyone fears actually play out? well, first the immediate effects could be that the government soon won't be able to pay all of its bills, and decisions will have to be made on what not to pay. that might mean no pay for government workers, no payments to contractors, no assistance to states and municipalities, taking millions out of the u.s. economy every dada and we know that's not good for anyone. second, the u.s. could lose its aaa credit rating? what does that mean for you? well, it could send interest rates up on your mortgage, car loan, credit card, virtually everything you borrow money on.
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now, if all of this happens, some economists believe the stock market will plummet. this week alone it dropped 580 points, and many believe it could fall more than 6% if this doomsday scenario turns out to be true. for the average 401(k) holder, that would mean a loss of nearly $9,000. and "barron's" senior editor michael santoli has been reporting on wall street's reaction to the debt crisis. he's here with us this morning. you know, mike, you and i both talk to people on wall street. three months ago no one would have imagined it would come down to this. you've heard the doomsday scenario. what is the worst case scenario if, in fact, we default? my 82-year-old grandmother was calling me asking me if she would d t her social security check. >> that's the worst case but i don't think it's a likely case at this point. now, we're not talking about default because the government can still pay its interest and principal payments on its debt even if we have to have a limited government shutdown. the government, if we don't get a bill, will have to prioritize what it pays and what it doesn't pay, whether it's a limited government shutdown or something like that. i think the more tangible adverse result is going to be a further weakening of the
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economy. we basically have businesses pulling back, banks kind of marshaling their cash, and that to me is the biggest long-term risk, but the economy already in a fragile state gets much worse. >> the gdp report out, and a few traders i was talking to say it reminds them of the summer of 2008. everything came down to one weekend. negotiations in washington. could we see the market tank. >> potentially. the 2008 market showed that the market has to throw a tantrum to get the attention of people in washington. it could happen that way. i do think basically, you know, that 70% kind of handicapping we say we get a deal, i think that's kind of what the market is thinking right now too so if, in ct, we do really go and not have these negotiations bear any fruit, i do think the market could tank. i think the interest rate risk is actually a longer term potential adverse effect, which i don't think is an immediate thing. i don't think rates will shoot higher even if we don't get a deal. >> and i saw you nodding your head. you agree with jon you're going to stick your neck out and say 70% chance? >> i do think that's the likelihood, although i do think the august 2nd could be tripped. we have to have that much more brinksmanship before we get a
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deal. >> we shall see. michael santoli, it's going to be a busy week on washington and wall street. all eyes on washington. thank you and turn over to dan now. >> fascinating discussion. and that wraps up our coverage of the debt debate this morning. now we want to turn to that small town in new hampshire where an 11-year-old girl simply vanished. this morning in the search for celina cass, investigators are following up on hundreds of leads, and they're even putting in a new cell tower to improve communications in the remote area. abc's ron claiborne has been on this story all week in new hampshire, and he's back now with the latest. ron, good morning. >> hey, good morning to you, dan. law enforcement officials admit candidly that this case has them stumped. they don't even know if they're dealing with a runaway or something much more ominous, but all they do know is that celina cass hasn't been seen since she was home monday night. and as you can imagine, people in that town where she lives, stewartstown, new hampshire, are anguished, and they are frightened. friday night, hundreds in this small, close-knit community gathered, a vigil for the 11-year-old girl now missing for five days. earlier in the day celina's family sent this vow through a
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family friend. >elina, if you can hear this now, please knowowow much we love and we miss you. >> reporter: the 11-year-old was last seen on her computer in her bedroom. on tuesday morning, she was gone. police have said they will interview every person in this town of a little over 1,000. >> at this point we have canvassed approximately 300 homes in the area. >> i'll be basically in the ditch. >> reporter: more than 100 law enforcement officers are now scouring the area, searching back ponds and the local woods. they even lowered the connecticut river to help the search for clues. >> if you saw or know anything at all, however insignificant you may think your information is, come forward now. >> reporter: there's been no amber alert for celina because law enforcement officials say there's no clear evidence to suggest foul play nor that celina has been abducted. >> from the fbi's perspective, the labeling of this case does not matter. we have brought in additional aviation support. we have brought in additional
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investigative manpower, and we have also now deployed a specialized evidence response team. >> reporter: abc news has obtained court documents showing that in 2003, a judge ordered wendell noyes, now celina's stepfather, to a state mental hospital after noyes was accused of threatening an ex-girlfriend. noyes has not been named as a suspect in this case. this is a small town not at all used to crime. what would you say is the mood, the sense of how people are feeling today? >> shocked probably. >> very overwhelmed. >> reporter: for now the family's house is empty surrounded by police crime scene tape waiting for celina to come home. when i spoke to investigators, the rugged, big problem here is mountainous terrain in that part of new hampshire along the canadian border. there are just so many places where someone could hide or could be hidden. bianna? >> as you can see, the entire town was shocked. all right. ron, thank you.
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to the headlines now. we begin with a frightening incident at one of the nation's busiest airports. the wing of one plane clipped the tail of another when it was backing away from the loading gate. the collision caused minor damage to both airplanes. no injuries, however, were reported. in texas, they were praying for heavy rain from tropical storm don but don turned outo be a dud. the storm failed to bring much rain to the state, which is suffering through an epic drought, and abc's matt gutman joins us now with details from corpus christi in texas. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, ron. well, this is exactly what texans did not want to see this morning, clear sky, just a gentle breeze and dry pavement. tropical storm don broke up almost as soon as it hit the texas coast. that's how dry and how hot it has been here. the only rain that some parts of texas did get is brownsville, texas, only half an
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inch and, unfortunately, brownsville was one of the places that didn't need it. cotton farmers were concerned that it would rip cotton off the stalks, so they frantically harvested it yesterday. apparently there was no need to do that, so as a drought buster, tropical storm don wasn't really effective, and this place still needs 15 inches of rain, ron. >> okay, matt gutman reporting from corpus christi. finally the phone hack iing scandal rocking rupert murdoch's british newspapers may be reaching across the atlantic. reporters at the murdoch owned "new york post" have been told to hold on to any documents that may be related to phone hacking or paying off british police. finally an early pardon for one lucky turkey. veterinarians are virginia are treating a turkey whoho recentl fell off a poultry truck. i'm not sure how that happens.s. the 45-pound bird has been nicknamed miss november but miss november is expected to end up on a farm sanctuary to peacefully live out the rest of her life.
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i bet you guys would never guess how fast a turkey can run. >> 35 miles an hour. >> genius. >> he may have told me before the broadcast. >> you've been chased by a turkey. >> chased by a lot of turkey, man. >> rununng fast, ron. >> thank you, ron. >> now time for the weather and casey curry from our houston station abc 13. good morning, casey. >> hey, good morning, bianna. lease talk a little more about what was tropical storm don. matt gutman mentioned this was not a big rainmaker and you can see it has been ripped apart by dry air. don is no more. didierent story on the west coast. monsoonal moisture spreading 3450 into the region. heavy rain throughout much of the southwest including possibly the l.a. area as well. temperaturewise cooler than normal still right along the coastline but hotterr than average temperatures especially in the interior northwest. reno today, 95 degrees. as far as the rest of the country, in casese you're doing some traveling headed on east, we're expecting severe storms in the northern plains, areas like
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minneapolis likely to see some rough weather. more triple-digit heat as you head down towards dallas. >> back to you, bianna. >> all right, casey, thank you. well, dan, are you ready for this? >> yes. >> royal wedding, round two in the uk today. i know you're thrilled about this. prince harry isn't eloping, calm down, ladies. it's his cousin, the queen's oldest granddaughter, zara phillips. she's getting married in scotland today, and the entire royal family including william
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and kate, are on the guest list. abc's lama hasan has details from london this morning. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. yes, round two, indeed. the royal family is getting together once again for another royal wedding, but this time it's more of a private affair. think less pomp and circumstance than that other wedding we saw three months ago. the celebrations began with a cocktail party on the royal yacht "britannia." yep, you guessed it. these newlyweds stole the show. harry was there, and, gals, it doesn't look like he had a date. but they are not your typical royal couple. she is zara phillips, a/k/a the royal wild child with a pierced tongue. a sporty 30-year-old world class equestrian. he is mike tindall, a burly man who plays the quintessential and tough british sport rugby, and, yes, just like the duchess of cambridge, he too is a commoner. but for this wedding, the eyes of the world will not be on the bride and groom.
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>> zara's granny happens to be the queen, the head of state, but that is the only sort of real royal connection. other than that it is like any other wedding on a saturday afternoon. >> reporter: zara is the queen's first granddaughter. her mother is prince charles' sister, princess anne, which means zara and the two princes are first cowan, but her mother chose not to give her a royal title, which means she has a little more freedom and less royal duties. they've been described as a down-to-earth couple. remember their engagement photos. check it out. they're wearing jeans. a little different than prince william and catherine's glamorous shots. >> they're like ordinary people. she's miss zara phillips. he's mr. mike tindall. she will be mrs. mike tindall. >> reporter: the bride and groom met eight years ago and guess who introduced them, the party prince himself, prince harry. and the newlyweds won't be going on honeymoon. they're going straight back to training, straight back to work. doesn't sound fair, does it, bianna? >> i think they'll do just fine. i kind of like the casual look
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♪ na na na na na na ♪ thank you ♪ na na na na na na na na na na na na na na ♪ check this out, this is how a whale says thank you. this extraordinary display of gratitude happened after a group of people did a very nice thing for this whale. we'll tell you what they did and a little bit more about this video coming up here on "gma." we had a big debate this morning about what kind of thank you song we should use as a backdrop. >> yeah. >> bianna has pointed out that i suggested something from "the golden girls." >> i wasn't go to bring it up but you did and thank you for being a friend, dan. >> yes, you're very welcome. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's saturday, july 30th. also ahead, i got a chance to sit down with one of the biggest pop stars around, katy perry. her career has exploded just like a firework over the past year, and now she's taking on the big screen, but what i i really fascinating is her
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relationship with her parents. you'll want to hear what she says about that. >> i'm interested to hear about that. also speaking of pop stars, remember tiffany from the '80s, actually she was a big favorite of bianna's in the '80s. she's back with a new cd, and she's making a little bit of a career switch-up. she's performing for us this morning in our summer concert series in a few minutes. >> ah, memories. but we do begin with amanda knox. today is the last scheduled day of testimony at her appeals trial. the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate has been in an italian jail since 2007. new forensic evidence gave her and her family hope she may be coming home very soon. abc's t.j. winick is here with more. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a remarkable turn of events. during the original trial, the prosecution had no eyewitnesses and no clear motive. the case rested almost entirely on two key pieces of evidence. well, independent experts now say that evidence was tainted. for amanda knox, the seattle exchange student convicted of
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murder, these court appointed experts may be the key to her freedom. she's been locked away in an italian prison for nearly four years. but this morning, in court for her appeal, the victim's attorneys announced they want each party's forensic experts to retestify. this after new revelations which could very well set amanda free. it was november 2007 when knox along with boyfriend raffaello sollecito and a third man were charged in the stabbing death of her roommate meredith kercher. prosecutors claim it was a drug-fueled evening, a sex game gone wrong. in 2009 knox was convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison, sollecito to 25. back in court for her appeal earlier this week, the 24-year-old knox looked fragile and pale. but then that shocking testimony regarding g y forensic evidence on the victim's bra clasp said to contain dna of sollecito and
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on the alleged murder weapon, a kitchen knife said to contain knox's dna. >> these independede experts came forward saying there is no evidence on the knife. this little bra clasp also had no evidence of dna of the young man. >> reporter: not only no blood or dna, but strict international guidelines for collecting dna were apparently violated. >> taking away the material evidence destroys the case, and i don't think that they can go very much further with it. >> reporter: for amanda her freedom may very well not be a question of if but when. >> i was able to speak to the priest in jail who was there when she heard the news. he said, "you could see the light ininer eyes, and she could finally breathe for the first time in over three years." >> reporter: after today the courts go on break for the summer. the hearings will then likely resume in another month with a verdict expected at the end of september. and, of course, you know, the entire knox family can hardly wait. >> i'm sure. they've been by her side since day one. we were just talking about, we
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can't believe it's been over three years we've been following the case. >> a long time. >> all right, t.j., thank you. >> you bet. >> i'll turn back to ron claiborne with the other headlines this morning. >> hi again, bianna, dan, t.j., how are you doing? >> good. >> okay. good morning. in the news, behind-the-scenes talks have begun in an effort to avoid the nation's first default in history. senate majority leader harry reid and republican leader mitch mcconnell have quietly started negotiating with just three days left until the tuesday debt deadline. and iraq is more dangerous now than it was a yearargo. that's the conclusion of a new report from a a s. government watchdog. it comes as baghdad and washington are negotiating whether to keep the u.s. military in iraqaqast a year-end withdrawal deadline. and former president richard nixon's grand jury testimony about the watergate scandal could be made public soon. a federal judge has ordered that the nearly 300-page transcript be released, but the obama administration could appeal. and finally, an honor for a man many consider to be the father of rock 'n' roll. a statue of chuck berry was dedicated in suburban
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st. louis on friday. the 84-year-old still performs at a club across the street from the statue. still rocking at 84. >> that's unbelievable. >> isn't that something? >> that's incrcrible. >> time for the weather now from casey curry from our houston station abc 15. casey? >> good morning, ron. we are checking severe weather. let's start off with video from westchester county, north of new york city where they had all kinds of rough weather and lots of wind damage. at one point at the height of the storm, 20,000 people without power. today we're looking at severe weather across the far northern plains, areas like fargo, minneapolis, sioux falls, likely to see rough weather again today and more monsoonal rains for parts of the w wt. flooding will be possible throughout this region, and back here across the rest of the country, we'll continue to watch the heat build into the mid-atlantic by early next week.
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what many are calling a doomsday >> this weather report has been brought to you by splenda. dan and bianna? >> we care about accuracy. so we should say you're from abc 13 in houston. >> see, i wasn't going to correct ron, especially when it comes to houston. >> it's very difficult to correct ron. we know that. >> i apologize. 13, 13, okay. we show ron. he just ran into the -- anyway, we'll show you that later. are we going to show them? there he is. >> my apologies. 13, abc 13. >> there he is. >> casey -- >> you can buy me a -- >> we're all friends here. we're all friends here, ron. now, to an amazing story of man, beast and gratitude. it all happened in the sea of cortez off baja california. some researchers came upon a humpback whale who was tangled in a net. they worked like crazy to free the struggling animal, and what happened next amazed everybody. when the team of researchers came across this humpback whale floating listlessly, they
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thought she was dead, and then one of the researchers, michael fishbach, decided to hop in to see what was wrong. he discovered that she wasas tangled in 200 feet of netting and quickly losing strength. >> she was in horrible shape. this humpback whale would not have survived another night. she really had a hard time moving and even breathing. >> reporter: he tried to free her, but he couldn't. >> i got his dorsal fin free. that's it. >> reporter: so he and his teammates worked furiously from the boat to cut her loose with only a small knife to help them. >> he knows what's going on. >> he knows what we're doing. >> he's got to be able to breathe too. >> reporter: partially freed, the whale started swimming with the boat. >> we're being taken for a ride by a whale. >> reporter: the whale soon got tired, so thth went back to work pulling and cutting the net. >> her life was on the line, and
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she kind of knew that we were her chance. we were her lifeline to live. >> did you get it? >> reporter: after an hour. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> we did it. >> reporter: the whale was finally free. >> we saved a humpback whale. as she swam off, there was this and then this. >> wow! >> reporter: and then another. the whale leapt out of the water 40 different times. it felt like a celebration. >> the magnificent life form on this planet, which was really on the brink of death, was free and wawajust showing its joy of being alive. >> that is just incredible. >> i'm going to cry. >> and it is incredibly emotional, and there's almost no other way to interpret it other than a thank you. >> and it gives new meaning to the phrase, actions speak louder than words, huh? >> it does. >> that was unbelievable.
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all right. well, coming up on "good morning america," two superstars. i talk with one, one-on-one with katy perry about music and movies and marriage and what's next for her. >> and when katy perry was still in diapers, a singer named tiffany was tearing up the charts. the '80s pop sensation performing for us later in the broadcast. ♪ but what will they say ♪ but whahawill they say small ways to be more healthy.r like new splenda® essentials™ no calorie sweeteners. this bowl of strawberries is loaded with vitamin c. and now, b vitamins to boot. coffee doesn't have fiber. unless you want it to. get more with new splenda® essentials™, a small boost of fiber, or antioxidants, or b vitamins in every packet. same great taste with an added "way to go, me" feeling. new splenda® essentials™. get more out of what you put in. look in this sunday's paper for a three dollar coupon.
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♪ because baby you're a firework ♪ her music is catchy, is it not? >> i'm a little bit of a music snob, and even i like katy perry a lot. >> i'm eye huge fan. well, katy perry has taken the music world by storm with a string of number one hits and hit videos. now she's taking on hollywood as the voice of smurfette in the new "smurfs" movie. i talked to perry about her trip to the top of the charts and her latest career move. ♪ living a teenage dream >> reporter: she is a pop megastar known almost as much for her changing looks as much as her addictively catching songs. ♪ baby you're a firework >> reporter: and those songs have caught on big time. five number one hits, a movie and a royal tour. you're the envy of most people in your industry right now. tell us about what this year has
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been like. >> i've been really focused the past couple of years. at the very beginning, it was a bit difficult to adjust, you know, because everything is so new, and you're like holding on for dear life. >> reporter: it's been one wild ride for perry and one vastly different from her upbringing. she was raised by strict evangelical parents. her first album was gospel under her real name katy hudson. it's a genre she still loves. >> i thinkhere's some really amazing gospel music out there because it's got so much heart and so much soul. >> reporter: that upbringing makes her first hit song all the more surprising. ♪ kissed a girl and i liked it ♪ >> reporter: it was that song about kissing a girl that launched her career, and it's been nonstop ever since. is it overwhelming to have all of this notoriety and fame come atatou? >> it's a balance is what you got to have, i think, is what i found, and it's a big responsibility. i think when you're young and you have a dream, you think of the main points of the dream, oh, i want to be on stage, i
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want to wear lovely costumes, i want to write amazing songs that, you know, connect with people in so many different ways, but you don't realize that for every job, you know, there's a lot of responsibility and a lot of pressure most definitely, but i think it's a good pressure. >> reporter: part of that pressure is dealing with everything that comes with her success. well, there's also a price that a lot of celebrities, and i'm sure you included, have to pay dealing with a balance between your own privacy. >> yes. >> reporter: and obviously connecting with your fans and your audience. paparazzi always hounding a lot of celebrities now. how do you handle that balance? >> well, privacy is really important, especially in my personal life with my husband and i, and we just cherish it so much, and we go to great lengths, whether it means we have to ride in the back of a laundry truck to get out of a place unnoticed. we'll go for it. >> well, okay, that is not what i had in mind. >> reporter: and now a new and completely different career turn. perry is now the voice of smurfette in the new "smurfs"
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movie. >> you suspected wimur smurfed girl. >> reporter: ironic since her parents didn't allow her to watch the show growing up. >> i wasn't allowed to watch it growing up, but now we're all showing up to "the smurfs" premiere. i think that people change, and i encourage change. i think it's an evolution, and it's good for you, and i think with my family and my parents, they've grown up, as well, just like we have, and they've kind of like let go of the leash. >> reporter: for her the role was a safe, if small, step into the film world. >> i didn't want to go too far. i wanted to kind of work my way into the film world. >> reporter: what are the next three years going to be like for you? what can we expect to see? >> well, i think i need to live a little bit after this tour so that the living will give me greater material for the next record, and i think when i start to make my next record, i'm just going to put my finger on the pulse of what the world is feeling now or then, whenever it
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is, and try and tap into that. >> the world certainly is feeling a lot of love for katy. there are two actors in the family. she mentioned her husband, russell brand, famous british actor, as well. a lot going on in their life. but we'll be right back with a performance from your favorite '80s star. mine too. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved
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did everybody know that tiffany's gone country? here she is with a new song from her new cd. ♪ ♪ i've been driving all night got that look in my eye ♪ ♪ a sign says right here party
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like there's no fear ♪ ♪ i'm getting off here tasting a hell o oa time neon flashing lights ♪ ♪ i feel the pump pump thump from the outside getting dirty tonight i wanna feel the music ♪ ♪ get wild in this town shake it up and lose it till the walls fall down ♪ ♪ i wanna groove up on the melody and feel the beat inside of me and be the only star in the crowd ♪ >> come on. ♪ i wanna feel the music all around ♪ ♪ i'll let you buy me a drink let you think what you wanna
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think ♪ ♪ but i got my eye on the guy playing funky slide guitar ♪ ♪ he's the only one i'm letting get that far ♪ ♪ i wanna feel the music get wild in this town ♪ ♪ shake it up and lose it till the walls fall down ♪ ♪ i wanna groove up on the melody and feel the beat inside of me ♪ ♪ and be the only star in the crowd i wanna feel the music all around ♪ >> can you feel the music? ♪ ♪ wrappin' round that feeling lordy everybody rock your body
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